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How much does Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic $152 $56.08 $95.98 17% $185.08
2011 Subaru Forester $250 $153.58 $95.98 11% $282.58
2009 Chevrolet Express 3500 $168 $71.97 $95.98 16% $200.97
2009 Audi A6 Quattro $185 $88.56 $95.98 15% $217.56
2015 BMW X4 $384 $287.93 $95.98 7% $416.93
2006 Ford Mustang $170 $73.54 $95.98 16% $202.54

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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Service

What is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid all about?

Variable valve timing (VVT) helps to provide smoother idling, better power delivery for everyday needs, improved fuel economy, and superior emissions control. In order to achieve all of these tasks, your VVT system requires a number of different components including the variable valve timing solenoid. The VVT solenoid is responsible for changing the position of the camshafts in the engine. It works on oil pressure, and can either advance or retard cam position to provide the right performance from the engine. Each camshaft is equipped with a VVT solenoid, which is capable of altering the supply of oil pressure to the camshaft depending on the speed and load of the engine. If the VVT solenoid is not working properly, the Check Engine light will come on and your engine will perform noticeably worse.

Keep in mind:

  • The most common cause for VVT solenoid problems is dirty oil, which clogs the screen that sits between the solenoid and the VVT pressure switch.
  • If the solenoid doesn’t operate, the VVT system will remain disengaged, which can adversely impact engine performance, fuel economy and more.

How it's done:

  • The faulty variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is located and identified
  • The variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is removed
  • The new variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is installed
  • The engine is tested with a scanner for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) sensor operation

Our recommendation:

Because the solenoid is located at the camshaft (near the VVT switch), it cannot be inspected on a regular basis. The only time it will be inspected is if you are experiencing problems with the VVT system, or the Check Engine light illuminates and the computer provides a camshaft position or VVT system related code. If you do experience variable valve timing issues, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and repair the issue.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid?

  • Vehicle gets poor fuel economy
  • Engine performance is diminished
  • Check Engine light is on

How important is this service?

If your vehicle is equipped with a variable valve timing system, it needs to operate as designed for proper performance and fuel efficiency. If your vehicle’s VVT solenoid is faulty, have it replaced as soon as possible to regain your lost performance.

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MICHAEL

31 years of experience
113 reviews
MICHAEL
31 years of experience
Acura RDX - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Very knowledgeable and fixed my car quickly. Very friendly and an all around good guy who knows what he's doing!

Nicholas

9 years of experience
244 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Malibu - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Raleigh, North Carolina
Nicholas was great. Had a bad experience With a local mechanic, and Nicholas saved the day. I will be recommending him to all of my friends and will continue to use him in the future!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
837 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Chevrolet Traverse - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Clover, South Carolina
Jeff' was very professional and knowledgeable. Unfortunately, the parts department did not prepare him for all tasks requested, because the NOTES TO THE MECHANIC was ignored. Incredible job Jeff.

Eladio

8 years of experience
122 reviews
Eladio
8 years of experience
Chevrolet HHR - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - High Point, North Carolina
it was so convenient to have mechanic come to house. no sitting and waiting at dealership. was able to use my car while he was getting parts. parts were there within a short time. Eladio was very professional and if I had questions he answered them He was on time and did what needed to be done. i will definitely have him work on my car again.

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